10 July 2014
This week, the European Commissioner responsible for the internal market and services, gave his views on the future funding options for European road infrastructure.
08 July 2014
UAMK demonstrated the importance of eCall in saving lives through a live simulation of a severe traffic accident.
05 June 2014
European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas spoke about the importance of mobility at the FIA Summer Cocktail on 4 June.
09 May 2014
To mark Road Safety Day the FIA launched a health check on the Commissions Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020.
02 May 2014
FIB organised a traffic safety week, which garnered much media attention and spread public awareness.
15 April 2014
MEPs vote to approve eCall, but delay its operational launch until 2017.
10 April 2014
A live demonstration of the latest achievements in Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) was held in Helmond, The Netherlands.
04 April 2014
FIA Region I EU election campaign, Mobility 2014, is now in German and Italian. Take a look!
26 February 2014
MEPs gave their full support for the mandatory introduction of eCall today. This lifesaving technology will be mandated by legislation in all new vehicles, as demanded by the FIA, after nearly ten years of hesitations and delay.
28 November 2013
In support of FIA Region I policy initiatives Formula One drivers have come together to express their support for the connected car, eCall and ecodriving.
27 November 2013
On 27 November 2013, the FIA hosted a high level debate with EU Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas and key stakeholders to debate the future challenges of advanced vehicle technologies in Brussels. The event brought together a diverse and extensive list of notable speakers to discuss how to make 5-star drivers, in 5-star vehicles, on 5-star roads a reality.
21 November 2013
The Second HeERO International conference presented the results of the implementation of eCall, deployed in the framework of the HeERO project.
19 November 2013
EuroTest has just launched the results of a survey of 60 parking garages in 15 major European cities. The facilities were rated on a series of criteria to be very good, good, acceptable, poor or very poor. However, not a single parking garage was rated very good. Only ten test candidates rated good, 39 achieved a meagre acceptable rating, nine were considered poor by the testers and two were categorised as very poor. Ten parking garages failed the test.
06 November 2013
Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg and Jérôme d'Ambrosio talk about the importance of eCall.
06 November 2013
On 5 November, the implementation timeline and telematics possibilities for eCall were discussed in several EU Parliamentary Committees. The FIA strongly urges policymakers to keep to the 2015 implementation deadline and to not allow this life-saving legislation to be derailed by peripheral and inconsequential arguments. It has been shown that vehicle technical requirements and Member State public service access points are on track to meet the 2015 deadline.
13 June 2013
The FIA has today welcomed a new European Commission proposal on the emergency call eCall system which sets a target date of 2015 for implementation of the technology in all new, type-approved cars in Europe.
14 March 2013
A draft proposal on the emergency call eCall system is currently being circulated within Commission services with the goal of implementing the technology by 2015 in all new vehicles. The FIA welcomes the expected publication, following a number of delays.
12 October 2012
The 13th EuroTAP tunnel test has just been carried out by five FIA Clubs: ADAC in Germany, ACI in Italy, ANWB in the Netherlands, ÖAMTC in Austria, and TCS in Switzerland. The results highlight the good progress made by certain tunnels, in particular the Wattkopf Tunnel in Germany and the Tauern tunnel in Austria.
09 October 2012
The Forum for the Automobile and Society (FAS) brought together a range of transport experts to discuss the importance and potential for investing in roads for safer, cleaner and more silent mobility in the Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels, on 9 October 2012.
03 July 2012
The European Parliament has today voted in favour of the mandatory introduction of eCall by 2015, while supporting an open platform which would allow for open competition between different service providers.
24 April 2012
The European Parliament IMCO and TRAN committees held a joint meeting on 24 April 2012 to discuss the draft report eCall: a new 112 service for citizens.
24 April 2012
The road is now paved for the European Commission to follow the key recommendations on eCall set out by the European Parliament, said Werner Kraus, President of the FIA Region I office, ahead of a joint meeting of the European Parliament TRAN and IMCO committees to discuss an own-initiative report on eCall today.
01 October 2011
Electronic Stability Control and Blind Spot Monitoring were two of seven life-saving eSafety technologies tested by Polish rally champions Tomasz Kuchar and Jan Chmielewski at Warsaw City Council on the first of October 2011.
30 June 2011
The European Bureau of the FIA, representing more than 35 million motoring consumers via its 71 member clubs, adopted its position on the European Commission White Paper on Transport on 30 June 2011.
11 May 2011
The deployment of life saving eSafety technologies in cars is the focus of a new free iPhone application launched today with the support of motorsports top drivers. The application is created by the eSafety Challenge project with support from the European Commission, eSafetyAware, FIA, and the FIA Foundation.
11 May 2011
FIA Road Safety Ambassador, Michael Schumacher, is calling on Members of the European Parliament to make sure eSafety systems are deployed in all new cars through legislation or voluntarily at todays launch of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety in Strasbourg.
02 May 2011
Every six seconds someone is killed or injured in a road accident. Every day 3,500 people are killed in road crashes. Every year 1.3 million people are killed on the worlds roads. And unless urgent action is taken, the UN predicts that annual road deaths will rise to 1.9 million by 2020.
05 April 2011
The Formula One Driver will attend the eSafety Challenge event on 31st of May in Vienna, where he will demonstrate eSafety technologies and how they can help to prevent accidents on the roads.
28 March 2011
White Paper on Transport focus on ITS welcomed but higher costs threaten consumer trust, says FIA
22 March 2011
"We cannot afford to wait until 2017 to make the Antilock Braking System (ABS) compulsory in motorcycles. Our figures show that thousands of road fatalities could be prevented by acting now," the FIA tells EP public hearing.
23 February 2011
Euro NCAP today publishes the results of seven new vehicles, including its first test of a fully electric car, marking the start of a series of EV tests in 2011.
30 November 2010
One in five pedestrian crossings failed this years EuroTest pedestrian crossing assessment (EPCA). This result, the worst since testing started in 2008.
22 July 2010
The European Commissions newly adopted Road Safety Strategy launches a new decade of action to reduce the number of road accidents, injuries and deaths over the next ten years.
20 July 2010
The Commission adopted today the Road Safety Action plan for the next ten years.
02 December 2009
The EU must promote a programme of safety engineering on high-risk roads across Europe if it is to reduce the annual 160bn (2 per cent of EU GDP) cost of road crashes by 50bn, according to the European Campaign for Safe Road Design.
29 September 2009
In its answer to the consultation the FIA Eurocouncil will underline the need to have high level commitment, strong leadership, clear objectives and precise targets.
02 July 2009
As Sweden has taken over the European Union Presidency, the FIA Eurocouncil calls on the Swedish Government to include road infrastructure in the efforts to revive the economies and create jobs, and so invest in the future well-being of European citizens.
19 June 2009
The FIA Eurocouncil deplores Slovenias latest decree fixing a new road toll vignette system for its highway system of just 487km.
15 June 2009
Chief executives and presidents of FIA automobile clubs for the 2009 FIA Eurocouncil summit to discuss road safety in Europe in anticipation of the 4th European Road Safety Action Programme expected to run from 2011-2020.
22 April 2009
According to the EuroTAP inspectors, the European Tunnel Assessment Programme (EuroTAP) carried out this year produced a sensational result.
08 April 2009
According to the first results of a European survey carried out the by the FIA European Bureau, most European visitors want Slovenia to introduce a short-stay vignette at a fair price.
16 March 2009
Wil Botman, Director-General of the FIA European Bureau, voices concerns about the European Parliaments vote on the Eurovignette review opening the door to congestion charging for passenger cars.
25 February 2009
The Community guidelines for the development of the Trans-European network establishes that the Member States shall provide the European Commission with abstracts of national plans.
05 February 2009
Trans-European transport networks: towards a new policy for meeting future challenges
04 December 2008
Highways authorities across Europe should follow the lead of France, Spain and the Netherlands, and a appoint a motorcycle champion, tasked specifically with safe road design for bikers.
16 March 2008
As the leading European mobility organisation, the FIA has unbiased consumer orientated expertise in a variety of transport issues, including road safety, traffic information and incident management.
28 September 2007
Green Paper on Urban Transport
15 September 2007
Position of the FIA on the Green Paper on Urban Transport